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Taxi Driver Job Description

Summary

Responsible for operating a vehicle and driving passengers to and from their destinations. Greets passengers, ascertains destination, watches for traffic signals, waits for passengers to take them to their next destination.

Primary responsibilities

  • Drive people from one place to another in a taxi cab.
  • Figure out where passengers are going.
  • Ask for directions or determine directions on GPS.
  • Use knowledge of local streets and traffic patterns to avoid heavy traffic.
  • Pay tolls.
  • Vacuum and clean interior of cab.
  • Turn on and off meter.
  • Pick up and throw away debris from passengers.
  • Take payments.
  • Wax and wash exterior of car.
  • Service car and determine if repairs are needed.
  • Get oil changed and fluids checked regularly.
  • Pick up people at their request.
  • Operate wheelchair lifts.
  • Make change and issue receipts.
  • Determine fares based on distance, number of passengers, or times.
  • Answer requests to receive vehicle assignments.
  • Perform errands for customers.
  • Take passengers to airport or pick them up.
  • Carry packages and luggage.
  • Help passengers get in and out of car.
  • Make minor repairs and adjustments.
  • Clean walkways.
  • Wash and dry windows until they shine.
  • Put air in tires.

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